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    Exclamation New Pool Install but haven't signed contract yet.


    Wow I need all the help I can get especially about equipment. I live in the Sunny State Of Florida where every other house has a pool. But no one want's to give reference. HELP!!!
    Roman Style IG 14X28, Gunite Pool and Screen Cage
    11600 gallons, 3.5 ft - 6.0 ft SWG TF100 Kit:)
    Spa with spill over, tanning ledge, swim bench
    Finish TBD, along with equipment and paver's
    Water trucked in were on well system in Florida:)

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    Re: New Pool Install but haven't signed contract yet.

    So, what's your first question?
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    Re: New Pool Install but haven't signed contract yet.

    What is comparison words
    Plaster?
    Gunite?
    Adding Color to finish
    Has any one used AquaCal heat/cool
    Roman Style IG 14X28, Gunite Pool and Screen Cage
    11600 gallons, 3.5 ft - 6.0 ft SWG TF100 Kit:)
    Spa with spill over, tanning ledge, swim bench
    Finish TBD, along with equipment and paver's
    Water trucked in were on well system in Florida:)

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    Re: New Pool Install but haven't signed contract yet.

    Gunite is a type of concrete that is sprayed from a truck. It forms the shell of the pool. Plaster is the Finish Surface. It's applied over the gunite and when you look into a finished pool, its the plaster you see.

    Gunite is also known as "shotcrete".

    There are different types of plaster products other than regular white, which are upgrades. $$ PebbleTec and WetEdge are a couple of Brands come to mind.
    There area a LOT of options in the higher priced plasters. Color, size of the aggragate, etc....


    Quote Originally Posted by dluzader View Post
    What is comparison words
    Plaster?
    Gunite?
    Adding Color to finish
    Has any one used AquaCal heat/cool
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    Re: New Pool Install but haven't signed contract yet.

    Thank You

    Would a 1.5 pump be a good fit for a 14X28 IG with a Spa, spill over, 4 returns, 2 main drains,(PB choice) along with AutoCal Heat/Cool
    Roman Style IG 14X28, Gunite Pool and Screen Cage
    11600 gallons, 3.5 ft - 6.0 ft SWG TF100 Kit:)
    Spa with spill over, tanning ledge, swim bench
    Finish TBD, along with equipment and paver's
    Water trucked in were on well system in Florida:)

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    Re: New Pool Install but haven't signed contract yet.

    Florida Pools...Can someone tell me if you install IG Pool do you request the soil to be tamped before rebar? Do you request the soil to be tamped before pavers and after pavers ?
    Roman Style IG 14X28, Gunite Pool and Screen Cage
    11600 gallons, 3.5 ft - 6.0 ft SWG TF100 Kit:)
    Spa with spill over, tanning ledge, swim bench
    Finish TBD, along with equipment and paver's
    Water trucked in were on well system in Florida:)

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    Re: New Pool Install but haven't signed contract yet.

    Well the pump sounds about right for that size pool with those features. Not sure about Florida soil but put gray rock down on the bottom of the pool and put it down before putting the decking down. That stuff can turn a swamp into a paved road when compacted. I used it in my mushy backyard for the paver path from the driveway to the pool deck.
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